The storyline of the Wizard of Oz is timeless, it’s eagerly read, watched and told over and over again. When it comes to the local version of the story being presented by the El Dorado Musical Theater (EDMT) it is nothing short of spectacular.

The EDMT Production of the Wizard of Oz opened last weekend on the stage of Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. When it comes to reviewing such a show using the word “spectacular,” isn’t even enough to describe what takes place on the stage, and, even above the stage in some cases.


Needless to say, whether you love this classic story as an adult, or you have young ones that have never seen it, getting tickets for this second and last weekend are a must do.

This timeless classic as most of us all known, is based on L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale and takes audiences on the epic trip down the yellow brick road as they join Dorothy Gale on her journey from Kansas to the enchanting Land of Oz.


The production faithfully incorporates the beloved musical score from the MGM film, adding a magical layer to this classic tale. It’s a story that has captivated hearts for generations and continues to thrill audiences worldwide and Folsom is no exception to that.

Prior to its opening this weekend, EDMT boasted about the impressive creative team that brought this production to life and they were spot on. From the set design to the choreography, the costumes, the special effects and the superior acting by every single cast member from the eldest to the youngest is as entertaining and professional as it gets (see full cast list below).


We don’t want to ruin all of the surprises, but we are pretty sure your eyes will be wide with delight when you witness live characters being swept into the air as the twister strikes the Gale farm and sets you off on an entertainment experience that continues to impress. The talent within this production is superior, you will feel like you are within the motion picture itself all over again.


The production is led by Director Debbie Wilson, Choreographer Theresa Swain, Vocal Director Jennifer Wittmayer, Costume Designer Karen McConnell, and Producer Chris Hobbs.

These leaders off the stage deserve a round of applause as they have not only mastered one huge cast for this show but duel casts that rotate throughout the shows run, that in itself is a feat.


That cast consists of performers that range from 6 to 20 years old. Each and every one of them displays top talent and its evident they all are loving being a part of this community play that looks more like that of a Broadway production.

In addition to the talents of those who built the sets and special effects and are operating them, additional credit goes out to the local sponsors of this production which include Parker Development, Adrian Blanco Jewelry and Bell Brothers Heating and Air.  A lot has been invested in this show from sponsors to hours and dedication by all and it shows.

There is just one more weekend left to catch The Wizard of Oz at the Harris Center with shows this Friday October 27, Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29.  The last time we checked tickets were still available for most dates but were getting limited for get them now.

For ticket information and further details, please visit the Harris Center Box Office RIGHT HERE

See entire cast information for the show below. For more information on the El Dorado Musical Theater visit them

TOP FEATURED PHOTO: Brooke Minnie is pictured as Dorothy with Scarecrow Jack Gregory and the Crows played by Lucas Blanco, Carson Diffley and Rylie Hage.

Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan has over 25 years of professional journalism and content creation experience in which he has earned 37 professional awards. He is the co-founder/publisher of Folsom Times an All Town Media LLC product.